A coaching model which combines examining the problem and a solution focus.
A simple comparison of the coaching competencies required but the 3 main coaching governing bodies.
Coaches, like counsellors are in the ‘helping’ game, but they are different. Coaches need to be aware of the differences.
Abintus Coaching Resources Coaching vs Mentoring Comparison A common question I get asked is about the difference between coaching and mentoring. Indeed it forms a fundamental part at the start of our coaching workshops. A good way of showing this is through a simple comparison table. Comparison table This simple table considers some key areas […]
Abintus Coaching Resources Personal and Organisational Values and Beliefs Whether we are aware of them of not, we all have values and beliefs that guide our thinking and behaviours. For coaches, aware of their values and beliefs informs how they coach and work with their clients. Similarly, organisations have their own explicit and implicit values […]
Abintus Coaching Resources Development Planning Development planning is a key part of a coaches role. It helps formalise and plan their own development. It also helps them formulate conversations with coachees, enabling their development planning. A simple document to structure the process and conversation ensuring quality outcomes. Development planning document Many development plans contain limited […]
Abintus Coaching Resources Coach SWOT Analysis Coaches get so engrossed in their client work they often forget about themselves and their coaching development. Using a SWOT Analysis enables a coach to examine themselves and their coaching practice in a moment in time. As a result, they can then make more informed decisions for themselves moving […]
A large topic or goal often really challenges coaches. Here’s how they can approach it.
There is great power in deeper questions and questioning. Here’s how to begin to go deeper.
15 minutes of contracting is not enough, but it is common. Longer contracting opens up opportunities and reduces risks.
Having 3 way conversation is a key part of contracting, but it is often overlooked by new coaches.
It’s tempting to just focus on the client’s view; examining a variety of perspectives transforms the outcomes.
New coaches often focus on ‘fixing the problem’. Coaching is about much more than this…
Many new coaches forget or overlook seeking feedback at the end of the session, yet they want to know how they are performing.
Commonly over looked, but the client’s goal or outcome is the foundation for the coaching conversation.
Coaching relationships begin from first contact. But it’s easy to focus the process than the relationship.
Abintus Coaching Resources Bateson’s Logic Levels Gregory Bateson developed Logic Levels. They are based on Bertrand Russell’s earlier work in maths and logic. Bateson’s logic levels relate to processes and systems within groups or individuals. These hierachical levels link through their relationships with other processes. For a coach, familiarity with logic levels adds depth to […]
The use of ‘why’ in coaching is devisive. Here we explore this further.
We are made up of thoughts and feelings. As such coaches need to learn to step into and explore these areas.
Abintus Coaching Resources Coaching and Mentoring Reading and Links There are lots of good coaching and mentoring books and links out there. As coaching and mentoring increase in popularity more will arise, but how to find ones useful for the developing coach. Here are some I recommend to people attending the courses I deliver. Good […]
Abintus Coaching Resources Coaching and Mentoring – similarities and differences In my wide experiences of training coaches, this is the one area which initially causes confusion. I also experience some coaches who switch into ‘mentor mode’ in order to give advice. However once we spend time on it the clarity comes. The purpose of this […]
Abintus Coaching Resources Feedback in Coaching One of the critical roles of coaching is about developing the self-awareness of the client. Them becoming more aware of their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, work, emotions and experiences. A key way of achieving this is through the provision of feedback in coaching sessions by the coach. Here, we look […]
Client rapport and relationships enable the coaching process, create trust and openness. All critical for success!
Listening is core coaching skill. It doesn’t just happen it take focus and practice to hone the ability.
Abintus Coaching Resources Reflection note template Having some kind of process or template can make the reflection process easier. It also allows some logical thinking to the exercise. Consistent use of a template allows for themes and trends in coaching practice to be observed. The below format is one example of what a coach can create […]
Reflection is a key skills for coaches to help themselves becomes more aware of how they coach and develop.
It can be frustrating when a coachee doesn’t have an area to discuss. Here’s a simple way of teasing something out from them.
Abintus Coaching Resources Simple Scaling in Coaching Scaling gets the coachee to think more deeply in the areas being scaled and it allows for increases in self-awareness. For the coach, it provides some valuable insight into the coachee, their situation and thinking. Using scaling in coaching is a powerful yet simple tool. It breaks a […]
Abintus Coaching Resources Contracting Conversation Checklist Contracting is a critical part of the coaching process, relationship and approach. There is no one correct approach to contracting in coaching, each coach will develop their own ideas and approaches, though some fundamentals will be shared. Having a clear approach to your contracting will get the coaching relationship […]
Abintus Coaching Resources Considerations and Tips Around Silence in Coaching Building on the resource on ‘Using Silence in Coaching’ there are further areas around silence that can be looked at and considered in your coaching practice. Considerations around Silence Silence can occur at different points in coaching, not just when the coach creates opportunity for […]
Silence in coaching is huge powerful. Here’s how to use it effectively.
A range of questions that coaches will find useful during when using the TGROW coaching model, as well as other models.
Abintus Coaching Resources OSKAR Coaching Model The OSKAR model works from a position that the coaching process should be one of problem solving. It was developed by Mark McKergow and Paul Z. Jackson in their book ‘The Solutions Focus: Making Coaching and Change Simple’ (2002) Outcome This stage is to develop an understanding and agreement […]
Abintus Coaching Resources CLEAR Coaching Model The CLEAR model was developed by Peter Hawkins in his book ‘Creating a Coaching Culture’. His model differs from GROW as it provides more of a framework in which to carry out coaching. It doesn’t need specific types of questions. It is ideal for individual coaching session and the […]
Abintus Coaching Resources GROW Coaching Model Many coaches use ‘coaching models’ to help frame their coaching conversations, structure their questions and provide a simple process for the coachee to follow. Background The GROW model was championed by and associated with John Whitmore since its inclusion in his 1992 publication ‘Coaching for Performance’, though several writers […]